Sunday, December 8, 2013

Episode #9

Episode # 9 BRRRR its cold outside

                                                                  In which we feel "cold"


I finished my Ramona Cardigan and wore it grocery shopping even though it was way too cold for a cotton sweater. Now I can work on the Sprig cardigan by Alana Dakos again. It would be great to finish it this year but I do have Christmas presents to take care of. I am continuing to work on the Vivid blanket squares. Nothing like cold weather to motivate you to knit on a blanket.

Sewing and an adventure:

This week I had the opportunity to visit Birch fabrics. It was so much fun. This store is bright and cheerful and full of inspiration. I purchased some Charlie Harper fabrics to make large project bags and a quilt. I didn't plan on buying fabric or a pattern for quilting but this was such a cool pattern I couldn't resist.  I  later found out from Instagram that there is a QAL for this pattern that starts on January 1st. Here is a link for more information. . Its the feather pattern by Alison Glass. After finding her and the QAL on instagram I was led on a internet adventure full of inspiration and new sewing blogs to read and new people to follow. It was such a fun adventure.

 I made two nice big bags to hold a sweaters worth of yarn or a sweater wip.
 So far these are the fabrics I have picked for the feathers quilt.

For now I have to finish my brothers quilt before I get too excited about this new pattern.


we talked a little about what motivates us to run when we don't want to. Ginna talked about how food choices keep her running.  I talked about how having a training program set keeps me on track and having the encouragement of others.


 With finals coming up I have little free time for art, but I'm trying to get some in anyway. If the photoshop fairies can fix my disaster, then I will share the results with you. Until then...ugh...
I plan to work on a comic over the winter break, because I've been putting it off all semester! 
My biggest project is going to be researching ceramic techniques, because I'd like to set up a kiln in the backyard. I mentioned the video "Daughters of the Anasazi" ,which I watched in my ceramics class, as being my inspiration. It centers around the ceramicist Lucy Lewis, and I encourage you all to check out her work! I also talked a bit about the Raku process we used in class, which produces some really amazing effects.  

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